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Manufacturing Engineering

Houston, Texas, United States
October 07, 2016

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Kevin E. Bennett

***** ***** ******** **. *******, TX 77084 / Ph. #: 214-***-**** /


Continues Improvement

Project Management

SAP & Oracle ERP Systems

Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T)

Operation Management

Lean & Six Sigma Methodology

Machining and Assembly Optimization

CAPEX Planning

Globally Leveraging Mfg. Best Practices

Business Accounting and Budgeting

Product Should Cost

Design Reviews (DFM/DFMA)/Manufacturability

GE Oil & Gas Houston, TX 04/2013- 03/2016

Senior Leader Manufacturing Technologist – Project Manager

-Project Manager for Pressure Control Edmonton Canada plant closure; lead a cross functional team with different business functions; Sales, Logistics, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, and Sourcing.

-Supported in tracking and evaluating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

-Evaluated and distributed best practices to the global manufacturing sites

-Developed and implement annual budgets, manufacturing strategy of the business unity, based on market developments and other business objectives.

-Made budgetary recommendations for capital expenditures globally

-Lead projects concerning transfer of $3M in CAPEX assets

-Served as a conventional and CNC machining expert for the Engineering Manufacturing Technology team.

-Created global best practices plans – working with operations, engineering management and supply chain.

-Take active part in manufacturability design reviews, ensure design requirements can be fulfilled by supply chain or suggest design changes accordingly.

-Develop business processes and tools to improve cycle times, quality, and throughput, which resulted in 1.5M cost savings and 12% improvement in Contribution Margin

-Contributed to the overall strategy and manages complex issues within functional areas of expertise

-Worked with the different locations that machining technology is identified, evaluated, and developed to support manufacturing goals.

-Be aware of all Drilling & Surface and Offshore Manufacturing capacities across the facilities and stay aware of opportunities to increase manufacturing capabilities and ability to meet new product design requirements.

-Developed action plans to anticipate and respond to problems.

-Supported RFQ and should cost activities.

-Leadership responsibilities: mentored site junior manufacturing engineers

-Functioned as a global technical leader

Cameron Houston, TX 09/2007- 04/2013

Advance Manufacturing Engineer- Mfg. Technology/Executive Six Sigma Black Belt

Coordinate with Operations, Global Outsourcing and Finance teams to analyze historical data and forecast demand. Manage the analyses of daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of contact center performance via.

-Made budgetary recommendations for capital expenditures.

-Work with manufacturing facilities and machine tool suppliers to develop and acquire new processes, tooling, and software.

-Implement manufacturing strategies which provided cost savings of approximately $1.3M annually

-Provided support for capital equipment planning, and evaluation.

-Performed as project lead for global standardization implementation- responsible for standardization project that resulted in a cost savings of approximately $1 million annually.

-Developed procedures and coordinate project plan for supporting annual, daily and quarterly goals and objectives.

-Led global cross-functional teams in development and implementation activities for reducing non value added activities in the machining processes.

-Oversaw continuous improvement initiatives (Kaizens/Lean Solutions) to improve volume forecasting, capacity optimization, and workflow optimization process.

-Created manufacturing flow simulation models with Simul8 software to identify capacity requirements and bottlenecks.

- Evaluated and distributed best practices to the global manufacturing sites

Lockheed Martin New Orleans, LA 05/2001 to 09/2007

Lead Manufacturing Engineer Staff 12/2006 –0 9/2007

Coordinated with other project support organizations including Management Integration, Information Technology, Engineering Liaison, Material Integration, Product Assurance, and Facility Integration.

-Managed staff members establishing monthly and quarterly performance goals, allocating resources, assessing annual performance, in support of company goals.

-Developed designs for arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

-Established sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

-Incorporated inspection and test requirements into production plan for Orion Space Adaptor production line.

Lockheed Martin Fort Worth, TX

Manufacturing Engineer Staff 06/2003 – 12/2006

Reviewed engineering designs for producibility and provide assistance to tool manufacturing, tool design, manufacturing planning and detail part fabrication. Support first article part proofing and Tool Trial Run. Assist shop management in identifying and resolving shop floor holding factors. Interface with design engineering, suppliers and customers in supporting production schedules.

-Reduced overhead for costly diamond coated cutting tools by aligning tool crib inventory with current WIP.

-Implement sourcing strategies which provided cost savings of approximately $35k annually.

-Identified discrepancy in design specifications utilizing root cause analysis which provided $70k annually cost voidance.

-Maintained conformance to budgetary limitations.

Sr. Manufacturing Support Team Specialist/ Production Management 05/2001 - 06/2003

Worked closely with Manufacturing Engineering, NC Programmers, Facility Engineering and the equipment suppliers to support machine shop requirements. Performed activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including materials planning, total quality management, procurement, supplier quality assurance, producibility, finance, and materials systems. Scheduled deliveries for tools and equipment based on production forecasts, material substitutions, and maintenance requirements.

-Managed members of staff resolving personnel problems, including potentially volatile situations, within the machine shops for concerning company policies and procedures.

-Responsible for staff members for meeting shop floor performance matrix.

-Led multidisciplinary support groups in the identifying and analysis engineering-related machining problems on metal and composite materials.

-Assisted machine shop in first article inspections and resolve issues causing non-conforming product.

-Evaluated existing and potential aircraft part machining requirements and advise management on machine/equipment and aircraft program implementation plans.

-Acted as floor supervisor as required for machining unit and sheet metal fabrications.

-Supported in tracking and evaluating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

-Responsible for production, quality, cell layout and flow through department and multiple shifts.

Raytheon Aircraft Wichita, KS

Manufacturing Production Planner 4/1995 - 05/2001

Analyzed manufacturing process plans and correct the manufacturing instructions. Created and planned processes for detailed machine shop parts and sheet metal. Schedule work projects. Worked with material vendors, as well Procurement, Engineering, and Fabrication. Created process plans, bill of materials (BOM) and tool work orders. Generated manufacturing tooling and its processes per engineering blueprint requirements.

Raytheon Aircraft Wichita, KS

CNC & Manual Operator 4/1989 - 4/1995

Responsible for manufacturing complex parts and components to extremely high tolerances; accountable for all set-ups to fabricate parts per engineering drawings or sketches. Experience with setting up and operating CNC Mill machinery mostly Mori Seiki, Bridge Port and Okuma machines which included 3-, 4-, and 5-axis mills. Experience in self part validation.


Master of Business Administration - Regis University, Denver, CO, 05/2005

Bachelor’s in Computer Operation and Programming Technology - Southwestern College Winfield, KS 05/2001

Certificate Project Management - Villanova University, 2011

Completed Cameron’s Six Sigma Black Belt Training - 2009

Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean - Villanova University, 2005


Minitab, Set-up and operated CNC machines including 3-, 4-, and 5-axis mills. Acquired a certificate of completion in Basis Catia Analysis V4 and V5. Supervised sheet metal department units containing sheet metal assembles, stretch press, brake form, heat treat, hand form and NC routers. Familiar with GD&T, ISO 9000 and trained in Six Sigma methodology and principles. Obtained a certificate of achievement in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T). Knowledge of Inventor, Simul8, Access, Microsoft Projects and Microsoft Office. Possess experience in Databases such as SAP and MS Access.

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